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Stay Close Audiobook

Stay Close

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Publisher's Summary

Megan is a suburban soccer mom who, once upon a time, walked on the wild side. Now she’s got two kids, a perfect husband, a picket fence, and a growing sense of dissatisfaction. Ray used to be a talented documentary photographer, but at the age of 40 he finds himself in a dead-end job posing as a paparazzo, pandering to celebrity-obsessed rich kids. Broome is a detective who can’t let go of a cold case—a local husband and father who disappeared 17 years ago—and spends the anniversary every year visiting a house frozen in time, the missing man’s family still waiting, his slippers left by the recliner as if he might show up at any moment to step into them.

Three people living lives they never wanted, hiding secrets that even those closest to them would never suspect, will find that the past never truly fades away. Even as the terrible consequences of long-ago events crash together in the present and threaten to ruin lives, they will come to the startling realization that they may not want to forget the past at all. And as each confronts the dark side of the American dream—the boredom of a nice suburban life, the excitement of temptation, the desperation and hunger that can lurk behind even the prettiest façades—they will discover the hard truth that the line between one kind of life and another can be as whisper-thin as a heartbeat.

Master of domestic suspense Harlan Coben delivers his trademark combination of pause-resistant thrills and unrivaled insight into the dark shadows that creep into even the happiest communities.

©2012 Harlan Coben (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    J. 08-27-12
    J. 08-27-12

    Real Deal

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    "Not Coben's best"

    Love Harlan Coben, starting long before he was was a best seller (check out the whole Myron Bolitar series). This book's story line doesn't hold together as well as normal, or generate strong interest in the characters (even with Scott Brick reading), but I am probably applying a very high stand because of my expectations from his other books.

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    T. E. Wolfe DeLand, FL USA 08-20-12
    T. E. Wolfe DeLand, FL USA 08-20-12
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    "Performance outshines story by far."
    What made the experience of listening to Stay Close the most enjoyable?

    Reader paid close attention the vvarious changes necessary to keep the tale alive. Voice changes were well done without being over done.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Harlan Coben? Why or why not?

    Probably not. There is a thread of cruelty that just does not interest me.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Gag would be response I have to the unnecessary cruelty.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Beth SAN FRANCISCO, CA, United States 08-15-12
    Beth SAN FRANCISCO, CA, United States 08-15-12
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    "Definitely kept my interest"

    This was my first Harlan Coben book. The narrator annoyed me a bit at first (he was a little breathy for me), but I got used to him and started to enjoy his performance. The story definitely kept me guessing - took me a while to figure out the ending, which had just enough twists and turns. Great suspense book!

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    Terri 08-09-12
    Terri 08-09-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Good Listen, Kept me Enganged"
    Would you recommend Stay Close to your friends? Why or why not?

    Sure, it was an interesting story that was well told. Nothing spectacular, but was fun to listen to,


    What does Scott Brick bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Once you get in to the flow of the book, he helps bring the excitement of the situations more to the fore front.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Yes, seems quite a bit like a book waiting to be made in to a movie.


    Any additional comments?

    I gave this 3 stars because I enjoyed it but there wasn't much out of the ordinary for me. It's the kind of thing that I specifically look to audio books for, so I was happy that I selected it.

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    Kelly Melbourne, FL, United States 08-05-12
    Kelly Melbourne, FL, United States 08-05-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Wow, excellent "read!""

    I didn't know how I would feel about this audio book. I listened mainly because I wasn't due for two new books for a couple more weeks. But, I listened to this story and from the very first chapter, I knew I would enjoy it. The three main characters are brought together again after a murder(?) 17 years ago and as the story unfolded, I must have guessed four different people who could have done the deed and didn't really guess correctly until close to the end of the book. It was simply great. Scott Brick did an excellent narration. I will definitely listen to more stories by this author and narrator.

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    S new york, NY, United States 07-26-12
    S new york, NY, United States 07-26-12
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    "Coben doing what he does best!"
    Would you listen to Stay Close again? Why?

    Yes. It's typical HB, but what he does, he does very well. Great story, suspense, character conflict and development.


    Have you listened to any of Scott Brick’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Scott Brick reads a lot of HB books, and I generally enjoy him. He's a little melodramatic in his reading, but he's consistently good and knows how to distinguish between different character voices. He makes the listening experience easy.


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    Ama Shop 07-23-12
    Ama Shop 07-23-12
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    "Excellent book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes


    What other book might you compare Stay Close to and why?


    Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favorite?


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    Loved this book... I stayed up till 3 am to finish this book...

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    Michael Honolulu, HI 07-08-12
    Michael Honolulu, HI 07-08-12 Member Since 2012

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    "Wait for the next one"
    What disappointed you about Stay Close?

    The book just dragged and dragged, it was hard to follow at times,but I love the author, and not just bolitar novels. This was my first real disappointment.


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    Carl West Palm Beach, FL, United States 07-04-12
    Carl West Palm Beach, FL, United States 07-04-12 Member Since 2017
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    "Not Coben's best. Mostly predictable"

    I am usually a fan of Harlan Coben but when he often gets on the subject of love or guilt he gets sappy, writes like a High School student, and sounds like a amatuer. The story is fun to a degree but the depressed characters and much of the sappy dialogue drags the story down. This same soap opera drama and guilt is also evident in Harlan's last few Mayron Bolitar novels. I hope this is a phase he moves pasts soon.

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    Amazon Customer 07-01-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Very Good"

    The story caught my attention from the beginning. Even though I guessed who the murderer was 1/2 way through the book, I still want ed to finish the story. I had to know why!

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